The Center on Conscience & War is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of conscience, opposes military conscription, and serves all conscientious objectors to war. 

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Contact the Center on Conscience & War (CCW) if you want to seek discharge or reassignment as a Conscientious Objector.

We will work with you to navigate the complex, administrative process necessary to do so.

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Who is a Military Conscientious Objector?

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Marines Implement New Standards for Conscientious Objectors

By Bill Galvin.  First published in On Watch by the Military Law Task Force (


In a new version of Marine Corps Order (MCO) 1306.16, issued in June of this year, the Department of the Navy, Marine Corps Headquarters, heightened the evidentiary standard a conscientious objector (CO) must meet. This reissue rescinds the previous version, which dates back to 1986.

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Moral Injury in Drone Pilots

"General hopes for a comfortable war--one that could be completed without emotional wounds--haven't been fulfilled."

Former drone pilot Brandon Bryant is haunted by the deaths he played a part in.

Read the Der Spiegel article (english)


May 15th is International Conscientious Objectors Day - a perfect opportunity to take some time to contemplate and appreciate the value of conscientious objection (CO). The very process of applying for status as a conscientious objector challenges the institution of war. 


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